The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Wish I Was a Single Girl Again

Cat. #1370 (MFH #) - As sung by Reba Dearmore, Gaithersburg, Maryland on December 31, 1971

VERSE 1
When I was single I had biscuit an' pie
Now that I am married an' it's root hog or die
Lord, I wish I was a single girl again
Lord, I wish I was a single girl again

VERSE 2
When I was single I had fellers by th score
Now, I am married an' they don't come back no more
Lord, I wish I was a single girl again
Lord, I wish I was a single girl again

VERSE 3
When I was single, th work I can choose
Now, I am married an' my toes are stickin' thru
Lord, I wish I was a single girl again
Lord, I wish I was a single girl again

VERSE 4
When I was single, it was silk an' satin
Now, I am married an' it's calico and cotton
Lord, I wish I was a single girl again
Lord, I wish I was a single girl again

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